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Golf: Donald keeps Americans in sight

ENGLISHMAN LUKE Donald lived up to his pre-match billing by leading the Great Britain & Ireland cause against the United States in the Walker Cup at Nairn yesterday. Not far behind him was Paul Casey.

Golf: Donald can be the driving force for Britain

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